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Image Databases - key resources

InfoDatabase title
Further informationMobile appARTSTOR Digital Library
A database of high-quality images digital images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences with an accessible suite of software tools for teaching and research.
Further informationDigital National Security Archive (ProQuest)
Contains declassified government documents covering critical world events, countries, and U.S. policy decisions from post World War II through the 21st century.
Public accessHeritage Images Online
An online database that contains photographs and maps from Auckland Libraries’ Sir George Grey Special Collections. The database covers a wide range of topics including family history, portraits, architecture, advertising, photographers, maritime history, fashion, sports and the history of Auckland and New Zealand.
Public accessNational Library of New Zealand Images Collection
A database of images from the collections of the National Library of New Zealand.
Public accessNew Zealand Electronic Text Centre
A collection of significant New Zealand and Pacific Island texts and materials held by Victoria University of Wellington Library. This encompasses both digitised heritage material and born-digital resources.
Public accessOtago University Research Heritage
Explore images of pictures and photographs from University of Otago collections.
Further informationOxford Art Online
Covers all aspects of the visual arts worldwide – from prehistory to the present day. As well as art images, the database includes the following cross-searchable resources: Grove Art Online, Benezit Dictionary of Artists, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms, Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, and The Oxford Companion to Western Art.
Public accessTe Ara - Encyclopedia of New Zealand
A comprehensive guide to the country’s peoples, natural environment, history, culture, economy, institutions and society. Hosted by the Ministry for Culture and Heritage.
Public accessTe Papa Collections Online
Contains information on artworks, objects and specimens from Te Papa's collections, from dinosaur teeth to contemporary art, as well as information on people, places, topics, species, and research from the curators.

 

Image Databases - additional resources

InfoDatabase title
Further informationAnatomy & Physiology Online (Primal Pictures)
Choose the Anatomy and Physiology tab to the left of screen. Includes 20 modules with clear 3D images and interactive models, narrated animations and illustrations, dissection slides, clinical case studies, the impact of aging on each body system, pronunciation guide, quizzes and more.
Further informationAnatomy.TV (Primal Pictures)
An online anatomy reference with access to three-dimensional animations that illustrate accurate anatomical function, biomechanics, and movement, as well as treatments and surgical procedures. Note: Library subscription is for 15 simultaneous users, please use the log off button when exiting.
Public accessArt Project
A Google project that allows users to explore the artwork from museums and galleries from around the world.
Public accessChildren, Youth and Environments Image Collection
A free website providing images of children and youth in various environments. See http://cyec.colorado.edu/copyright-and-use.php for copyright and use. Downloading or printing images for informational or educational non-profit purposes requires acknowledging the photograph source and notifying cye@colorado.edu of which image(s) are to be used and for what purpose.
Further informationEarly Experiences in Australasia: Primary Sources and Personal Narratives 1788-1901 (Alexander Street)
Through first-person accounts, including letters, diaries, narratives, and other primary source materials, this collection provides a view of events in Australasia from the arrival of the first settlers through to the close of the 19th century.
Further informationEncyclopaedia Britannica Online (Britannica Academic)
Contains the text of the print edition plus thousands of additional articles and images, natural-language searching, and A-Z browsing. Britannica Online is continually updated to provide the most current information possible.
Public accessEuropeana
A single access point to books, paintings, films, museum objects, and archival records from Europe's galleries, museums, libraries, archives, and audiovisual collections. Includes a small amount of New Zealand content in image, text, sound and video format.
Public accessHocken Collections Photographs Database
A national collection with a particular responsibility for collecting and preserving the photographic heritage of Otago.
Further informationJSTOR Global Plants
A community-contributed database of digitized plant specimens.
Further informationOptics ImageBank
Browse and search across images from OSA’s core journals hosted on OSA’s Digital Library, OSA Publishing. Using this database you may view a full-size image of a figure and export images into PowerPoint or PDF files.
Further informationPhotography: The World Through the Lens (NCCO)
A collection of photographs, photograph albums, photographically illustrated books and texts on the early history of photography from libraries and archives from across the globe. This resource serves multiple disciplines and supports a range of research and study topics.
Public accessShared Shelf Commons
A free, open-access collection of images from libraries, archives, and museums around the world. Search and browse collections with tools to zoom, print, export, and share images.